Grow Old With Me

Day 10

Today is our 12th wedding anniversary. This is definitely the most odd way to spend an anniversary.  We are not going out for dinner. We didn’t get each other gifts. We barely acknowledged the day other than to say “Hey, Happy Anniversary”. 

But Terry made me coffee. He got dressed and went to work (because even though his staff has been told to stay at home, he has to make sure the site runs) to provide for us.  He woke up our daughter with his usual silliness and made her giggle before her weird school day began. He did all the things that make him a great husband and father. And so, even though this is not the way any of us want to spend the day – I will celebrate inside my heart because I am blessed with a good man.  A man who would rather hurt himself than anyone else. A man who keeps going even when things are hard. A man who I am proud to say is mine.

I thought it might be fun to add a little thing I wrote when I first started this blog several years ago.  A quick story of our wedding day.  

I married my husband Terry on March 25, 2008. It was a Tuesday.  I have always liked that about my wedding – it was on a Tuesday – no one gets married on a Tuesday!  But we did! I’d love to say that I am some type of wedding planning rebel – that it was a leap into romance that said the traditional Friday night or Saturday e3aaf069d223ee8d77678af2539022ad_w5ztafternoon be damned because my love will not wait until the weekend but that, alas, was not the case.  We eloped during Spring Break – I was a high school history teacher at the time and had the week off – we were going to tack on a couple days of a “honeymoon” after the big day and it was cheaper to stay at the Rockcliffe Mansion in the middle of the week. Romantic, huh?


Given our nontraditional beginning, I guess I cannot really be surprised that 12 years in, we are celebrating our union under Government Mandated Lock Down.  Why start being traditional now??

In other news, here is Arden’s schedule for today. 


It feels a little bit ambitious, but if we don’t get to everything, that’s fine.  We woke up pretty easily today and started our school day very close to the “scheduled” time.  Our art project today is one I pulled from my memories of elementary school. I think my mom did a similar project when she taught 3rd and 4th grade.  You basically scribble on a paper or canvas and then the student colors or paints in the blank spaces. Here is a picture of the canvases pre-project.  


Having not been blessed with any real artistic ability, this is the sum total of my creativity.  We’ve used videos and things like that for other art projects, but this one seemed fun to Arden when I described it.  So here we go!

News of the Day: Global coronavirus cases surpassed 435,000 to date, with more than 19,000 deaths.

In the United States, there have been more than 55,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 800 deaths.

The U.S. Senate and the White House have reached a deal on a $2 trillion aid package to help American workers survive the pandemic.

President Trump said he would “love” to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter.

India began a 21-day ‘total lock down’ of its 1.3 billion citizens at midnight.

Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Plan for the Day: I have a roast in the crock pot for our “fancy” anniversary dinner and I plan to make potato casserole and a big salad and dinner rolls – because if I can’t go out for a nice dinner, I will have all the carbs!!  The temps are supposed to be near 60 this afternoon – so a long walk would be nice. Masked Singer – Arden’s favorite show.

See you tomorrow!


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